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World Apr 25Macron offers tax cut to French workers to quell anger
French President Emmanuel Macron spoke to the nation from the Elysée presidential palace after three months of national debate aimed at addressing the protesters' concerns about high taxes, high unemployment and stagnant wages. He also warned that France and Europe…
World Apr 18Short-circuit likely caused Notre Dame fire, police say
A judicial police official said investigators made an initial assessment of the cathedral Wednesday.
World Apr 04U.S. absences raise questions about G-7’s relevance
Neither Secretary of State Mike Pompeo nor Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen are attending the meeting of foreign and interior ministers from the Group of Seven countries.
World Mar 23French yellow vests protest in Paris for 19th weekend as troops monitor
About 6,000 police officers were deployed in the capital on Saturday and two drones were helping to monitor the demonstrations. French authorities also deployed soldiers to protect sensitive sites, allowing police forces to focus on maintaining order during the protests.
World Mar 18France bans some yellow vest protests in Paris after riots
France's prime minister announced a ban Monday on yellow vest protests along the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris and in two other cities following riots on Saturday that left luxury stores ransacked and charred from arson fires.
World Dec 12Suspected Strasbourg gunman had criminal history, French police say
Police union officials identified the suspected assailant as Frenchman Cherif Chekatt, a 29-year-old with a thick police record for crimes including armed robbery and monitored as a suspected religious radical by the French intelligence services.
World Dec 11France shooting: 4 dead, several wounded in Strasbourg
French prosecutors said a terrorism investigation was opened, though authorities did not announce a motive for the bloodshed.
World Dec 10France’s Macron pleads for calm and makes concessions. Will it be enough for protesters?
Even as French President Emmanuel Macron broke his silence on the protests in a brief televised address, yellow-vested demonstrators vowed to keep up the pressure on a man they see as arrogant, out-of-touch and "president of the rich."…
World Dec 05Macron scraps French fuel tax hike amid violent ‘yellow vest’ demonstrations
Protesters celebrated the victory, but some said Macron's surrender came too late and is no longer enough to quell the mounting anger at their president, whom they consider out-of-touch with the problems of ordinary people.
World Dec 02Macron tours damaged Arc de Triomphe after yellow vest protests in Paris
French President Emmanuel Macron visited the graffiti-damaged Arc de Triomphe monument and held an emergency meeting on security Sunday, a day after central Paris was hit by France’s worst riot in a generation.